Metropolitan State University of Denver
The Metropolitan State University of Denver is a public university in Denver. It offers a wide selection of undergraduate and graduate programs, including nursing programs. The school was founded in 1965 to provide a college education to students from all walks of life. The main campus is still located in the old Auraria neighborhood. However, the campus has grown to include multiple buildings throughout the area. The nursing programs are mostly taught at the Boulder Creek Building. The campus is also in the center of the business district, offering convenient access to the Colorado Convention Center and the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
The Metropolitan State University of Denver Department of Nursing offers three different BSN programs, including a traditional four-year BSN program, an accelerated BSN program, and a BRNCO program. The traditional program requires students to complete two years of general studies and prerequisite courses. During the program, students will have the opportunity to earn experience in clinical settings through partnerships with nearby healthcare facilities. The BRNCO is intended for students who have graduated with an associate degree in a nursing program and want to complete their BSN. The Department of Nursing also allows transfers for pre-licensure nursing students. However, they do not offer any graduate programs in nursing.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students20,304|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
04/01/1976 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||900 to 1130|
|ACT||17 to 22|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$253/credit|
|In State Students||$253/credit|
|Out of State Students||$786/credit|
|In District Students||$428/credit|
|In State Students||$428/credit|
|Out of State Students||$668/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 71% of Metropolitan State University of Denver's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||--||$2,199|
|State Grant & Scholarships||33%||$2,915|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||19%||$3,138|
|Federal Student Loans||38%||$5,002|
$12,175Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$10,477|
|$30,001 to $48,000$11,121|
|$48,001 to $75,000$13,859|
|$75,001 to $110,000$17,305|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.